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Show Of Hands October 31st, 2012 12:00am

Have you voted in every Presidential election since you turned 18?

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FrostedMin California
11/03/12 9:26 pm

This is my first time voting. I'm 18. I was 14 in 2008. So yup. I guess. This is my first.

11/03/12 6:35 pm

I'm in that category too. I just said yes because I have voted in every Presidential election since I was 21. I don't think people act like adults until they are 21.

lilraerae Tuscaloosa
11/03/12 3:48 pm

This will be my first time voting. I was only 17 in 2008.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
11/03/12 2:58 pm

Look to our Founding Fathers, then vote for statesmen like them.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
11/03/12 2:56 pm

And every midterm election. It's my duty as a citizen.

kuroneko Japan
11/03/12 9:45 am

I'm not 18 yet.

truth1 Florida
11/02/12 11:15 am

Not 18 or 22, but I knew nothing about politics or the world then, it was good I didn't vote then

11/02/12 4:25 am

Congratulations Goldy, may it be a special memory forever!

11/02/12 3:57 am

Never missed, voted Dem and GOP. Will never vote GOP again, unless the Evangelicals cut them loose ;-)

goldy California
11/01/12 11:24 pm

My first time was with a very special guy, just a few days ago. :)

11/01/12 11:12 pm

my dad never voted once in his life, but always complained, which really irked me.

11/01/12 11:10 pm

have never missed. this year 3 out of my 4 kids will be able to also and are excited to be able to.

jwil California
11/01/12 9:30 pm

Perhaps you'll lose that disillusionment when you mature and realize not everyone has to agree with you. Democracy is frustrating.

wiildkat Propertarian
11/01/12 5:02 pm

This is the first and I'm already disillusioned

LauLau Minnesota
11/01/12 4:36 pm

No, but I will once I am old enough. Does that count?

11/01/12 3:03 pm

I sat out the last election. I was just tired of voting AGAINST someone. So, I sat out. This year I guess I don't have a choice, I am voting against somebody again. The next time I feel that way rather than sit out I will vote for the third party candidate that more represents my views.

huskermedic Cincinnati
11/01/12 11:55 am

I missed one when I moved since my address had not changed in the system yet.

peacenskis Alaska
11/01/12 9:20 am

Damn! I missed one when I was 18.

Nadinochka Narnia
11/01/12 8:04 am

My first time voting this year! It was awesome!

EnginE3r Texas
11/01/12 7:37 am

There hasn't been a presidential election yet since I turned 18 so yes. (This should have been asked after this election)

Uberexciter Tennessee
11/01/12 4:33 am

This will be the first one I will not vote in. I have lost all hope that these politicians will actually do the right thing for the people. Either party never delivers on half their promises. I'm turning 40 next year.

hazhap1 Las Vegas
11/01/12 1:37 am

My very first election year was 1996. My father drove me to our polling place commanding me to vote for Bob Dole the entire way. I voted for Ross Perot and proudly told him so. Longest 5 mile ride home of my entire life lol

2katz I live in Nebraska
11/01/12 12:30 am

Yeah, but only once per election after I switched from democrat to republican.

winterlight NoFo, MN
10/31/12 10:27 pm

I'm 1/1 already- I'm away at college so I voted absentee.

10/31/12 8:59 pm

...15. I still always do my research and find out who I think should win. then I encourage people to vote for that person. :)

10/31/12 8:42 pm

1/1 for me! Luckily I educated myself on both sides and found the best option!

amistad Columbus, OH
10/31/12 7:55 pm

Considering tuesday is my 18th birthday, I will have!

10/31/12 7:52 pm

Arent some college kids allowed to vote online. Why can't our service people?

andrewv SC
10/31/12 6:51 pm

This year ill be 1/1.

10/31/12 6:22 pm

Didn't have to resort to that for general election in '08 or any presidential primaries or elections since - got absentee requests & ballots in for both generals ('08 and this year) and happened to be home for the primary this year, so was able to do that one in person.

10/31/12 6:19 pm

With respect to my answer, the answer is yes, both in terms of primaries and general elections. Actually forgot to request an absentee ballot in '08 for primary, so flew home night before to vote in person, then back to school after voting. Didn't miss any classes either, schedule fit perfectly.

10/31/12 6:16 pm

HI must either be a case of small sample size or some people are fibbing. If I remember correctly the turnout rate in HI is around 40% max, maybe upper 30s (last in country). MN is def. accurate in terms of majority saying yes, think turnout there is routinely 70-75% (tops in country).

10/31/12 6:14 pm

Not 18 yet but will when I am 18

10/31/12 5:57 pm

I already did!

10/31/12 5:56 pm

I lived abroad for about 8 1/2 years (not all consecutive) and missed one or two presidential elections.

10/31/12 5:00 pm

Got activated last minute for hurricane relief in Long Island and haven't been able to obtain an absentee ballot

dabrat East Coast
10/31/12 4:25 pm

Yes, I wouldn't miss the opportunity to vote!

suppressedID hope despite the times
10/31/12 4:05 pm

Then don't complain....ever.

monkees19 New Jersey
10/31/12 3:51 pm

Or ever voted...or turned 18 just after the '08 election

Zackisan VC Member
10/31/12 3:50 pm

Have I no, not old enough to vote, will I definite yes

monkees19 New Jersey
10/31/12 3:48 pm

I've never voted for president...and that will not change this year.

10/31/12 3:45 pm

All one of them.

10/31/12 3:42 pm

Right on! I have the same problem. Just kidding!

10/31/12 3:40 pm

Maybe, many under 21's are voting no, because they have not yet voted. Those who are 17 and younger have never voted. Those who are 18 to 21 may be planning to vote this year, for the very first time. Also, the difference between 21-40 and over 40 is only 2%, not statistically significant.

DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
10/31/12 3:39 pm

And this is the first time that my choice will not win (I voted libertarian)

teaparty Cleveland
10/31/12 3:30 pm

Not everyone using this app are over 18.

dontberude San Diego, CA
10/31/12 3:22 pm

These results aren't making a whole lot of sense based on the age demographic. The older you are the more chance that you've missed at least one election right? What am I missing?